The gripping new thriller from the No. 1 bestselling author.
Author: Candice Fox
Publisher: Random House
Blair Harbour’s life as Hollywood’s top paediatric surgeon was perfect, until the night she was jailed for a murder she says she didn’t commit. With ten years of freedom lost, her medical licence cancelled and her son being raised by foster parents, she’s ready to start again from scratch. But when a former cellmate begs for help finding her missing daughter, Blair must risk it all to save a young life. Her only allies are a thief, a ganglord and the cop who put her away. To do the right thing, Blair must mix with all the wrong people. Will it put her new-found freedom on the line? Praise for Candice Fox: ‘A writer to watch’ Harlan Coben ‘A bright new star’ James Patterson ‘One of the best crime thrillers of the year’ Lee Child
Brilliantly plotted and utterly compelling, this is the gripping new novel in the bestselling Inspector McLean series.
Author: James Oswald
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Category: Edinburgh (Scotland)
A truck driver loses control in central Edinburgh, ploughing into a crowded bus stop and spilling his vehicle's toxic load. The consequences are devastating. DI Tony McLean witnesses the carnage. Taking control of the investigation, he soon realises there is much that is deeply amiss - and everyone involved seems to have something to hide. But as McLean struggles to uncover who caused the tragedy, a second crisis develops- the new Chief Superintendent's son is missing, last seen in the area of the crash... Brilliantly plotted and utterly compelling, this is the gripping new novel in the bestselling Inspector McLean series.
But when it catches up, he finds himself hiding in a peculiar inn listening to a tale from centuries past. The story is Anargen's, a teen who is pulled from all he loves to follow his oaths of loyalty to the fabled King of the Realms.
Author: Brett Armstrong
Publisher: Expanse Books
After a thousand years of light, a teen's world teeters on the edge of utter darkness. Jason is an expert at running from his past. But when it catches up, he finds himself hiding in a peculiar inn listening to a tale from centuries past. The story is Anargen's, a teen who is pulled from all he loves to follow his oaths of loyalty to the fabled King of the Realms. Together with his mentor, Cinaed, he rides north on a special quest to mediate peace talks between ancient foes-the men of Ecthelowall and the dwarfs of Ordumair. Nothing goes as planned. Many on both sides of the dispute despise Anargen's Order. Worse, an arcane evil has returned to the North. This "Grey Scourge" seeks to ruin the peace talks and ensure a lost treasure held by the dwarfs is never found by those for whom it is meant. As Anargen's story unfolds, Jason begins to wonder whether it is truly just a fable. He soon finds himself drawn into the conflict Anargen faced. A battle that has shaped and can destroy his world.
Dark matter isn't something I made up for the purpose of writing The Gathering Dark. It's way cooler than that. Basically, we know there must be more “stuff” in
the universe for it to work the way it does, but we don't know exactly what—or
Author: Christine Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Keira Brannon is hallucinating. First it's a door hovering above the road; then it's a tree in the middle of her living room. But with her parents constantly fighting and her best friend not speaking to her, Keira can't tell anyone about her breakdown. Instead, she throws herself into her music, her one ticket out of her dead-end town. Then she meets Walker. Keira can't ignore their electric connection - or the fact that somehow Walker seems to be able to see the same strange, dark and shadowy images. Finally she feels like she has someone to confide in. But trusting Walker may be more dangerous than Keira could have ever imagined. The more she confides in him, the more intense - and frightening - her visions become. Because Walker is not what he appears to be. And neither are her visions…
A Sage of Wales Collection Andrew Ian Dodge. The Gathering Dark and other
tales The Gathering Dark and other tales * A Sage of.
Author: Andrew Ian Dodge
The Sage of Wales' adventures continue in this exciting new collection by Andrew Ian Dodge In a short novel, The Sage must help his friend, Reginald Wiggenbottom, discover strength out of legend in order to save his unborn son from a nasty conspiracy Followed by three additional short tales First, the Sage must help a man come to grips with a dangerous family legacy. In the second, he must stop an overly detailed writer from accidentally freeing the Elder God, Cthulhu, from his watery cave and so bringing about the end of mankind. And finally, he must devise a way to keep an evil offshoot of Islam from raising a bloodthirsty pharaoh.
The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Category: Fantasy fiction
The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom's magical elite - the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free? The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him. But what of Mal, Alina's childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can't she ever quite forget him? Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance.
Author: Deanna Lynne RaymondPublish On: 2020-11-12
Through the Gathering Dark takes a raw and honest journey through relationships, becoming a single parent, doubt, shame, depression and everywhere in between. Deanna's poems speak to facing the dark that must be named to heal.
Author: Deanna Lynne Raymond
Publisher: Independently Published
Through the Gathering Dark takes a raw and honest journey through relationships, becoming a single parent, doubt, shame, depression and everywhere in between. Deanna's poems speak to facing the dark that must be named to heal. She delves into finding empowerment in owning all that has passed, and letting go. Through the Gathering Dark is a relatable work of detail and observation across issues such as mental health, divorce, parenting, abuse, revelation and ultimately freedom.
She can’t run from danger. She can’t hide from love. A mysterious boy may hold the secret to a teen’s dangerous hallucinations in this gripping, romantic sci-fi/fantasy from the author of Claire de Lune. Keira’s hallucinating. First it’s a door hovering above the road; then it’s a tree in her living room. But with her parents fighting and her best friend not speaking to her, Keira can’t tell anyone about her breakdown. Until she meets Walker. They have an electric connection, and somehow he can see the same shadowy images plaguing Keira. But trusting Walker may be more dangerous than Keira could have ever imagined. The more she confides in him, the more intense—and frightening—her visions become. Because Walker is not what he appears to be. And neither are her visions.
Gathering Dark is a new standalone thriller set in Los Angeles from #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Candice Fox. Download a FREE sneak peek today! A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious ganglord. A disillusioned cop. Together they’re a missing girl’s only hope. Dr. Blair Harbour, once a wealthy, respected pediatric surgeon, is now an ex-con down on her luck. She’s determined to keep her nose clean and win back custody of her son. But when her former cellmate begs for help to find her missing daughter, Blair is compelled to put her new-found freedom on the line. Detective Jessica Sanchez has always had a difficult relationship with the LAPD. And her inheritance of a multi-million dollar mansion as a reward for catching a killer has just made her police enemy number one. It’s been ten years since Jessica arrested Blair for cold-blooded murder. So when Jessica opens the door to the disgraced doctor late one night she expects abuse, maybe even violence. What comes next is a plea for help... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The voice seemed to drift to her out of the gathering dark, and yet out of her past
as well. A smile spread across Allison's face as she turned and looked up at Carl
Melnick. It had been a decade since she had seen the man, and though the ...
Author: Christopher Golden
The Gospel of Shadows enabled the Catholic Church to control all manner of supernatural beings for centuries. When the book was destroyed — and the ruling body of the Church with it — it enabled the Shadows, the vampires of legend, to learn the hidden truth of their triple nature: part human, part demonic, part divine. But it also weakened the barriers that exist between the worlds, and now beings of pure evil are breaking through — creatures from other dimensions for which Hell is just a name. Peter Octavian, once a powerful Shadow, now restored to humanity, is the only man with sufficient knowledge to stop them. Aided by a earthwitch, a vampire and a priest, and calling on the magical forces of mother nature herself, Octavian stands between the Earth and apocalypse, as entire cities are plunged into the abyss.
The words of Maril Crabtree clothe us with grace as well as the danger of "familiar terrors." Her work is a retrieval of memory in a whirl of primary colors making "something into something else.
Author: Maril Crabtree
"Why not fall on my knees, hushed / into openness?" the seeker and visionary Maril Crabtree asks in a long journey through uncertainty toward transformation. For this poet, to praise is an option not to be forgotten, even in our darkest, most doubtful moments. These vibrant poems suggest a woman who not only speaks from the perch of a varied and dynamic life, but also one who will never give up the search for justice and beauty in all its contradictions. "Take away light /and the world grows / larger and smaller," she writes, gracefully reminding us that the search is never over, even when the light goes out. Catherine Anderson, Woman with a Gambling Mania Fireflies in the Gathering Dark shows us the diversity through which the lyrical voice breathes and experiences poetry. From a mother's house to the prairies, from boxes in the attic to the belly of a poem, from the Midwest to Seattle, or through a conversation with other writers, Crabtree takes the reader by the hand and sees in these galleries of memories experiences of joy, love, sadness and peace. Mother Nature is also present in her many manifestations: a pine tree, wild grass, a blue heron, or the ocean where "tomorrow a new text will cast its alphabet ashore." Xánath Caraza, Donde la luz es violeta / Where the Light is Violet I am struck with images set in scenes of recall- seersucker, trucks spraying DDT, a box of Christmas lights in the attic- all memories "from childhood's 'safe' harbor." I am struck with the detail of clothing most of all- a circle skirt, a scoop neck blouse, ruffled swimsuit, jeans that huddle close to the waist, the swish of a taffeta dress that keeps time to music, and socks in all seasons, of course. The words of Maril Crabtree clothe us with grace as well as the danger of "familiar terrors." Her work is a retrieval of memory in a whirl of primary colors making "something into something else." Her words provide necessary momentum for moving in traffic like a red truck darting "here and there like a dragonfly." Diane Glancy, The Collector of Bodies, Concern for Syria and the Middle East
Twilight Assuredly it could not have been his skill in con was gathering around
the many spires and towers as ducting a controversial correspondence . Sorry , I
crossed the bridge of boats ; a dark ruddy light indeed , is the figure he makes in
... Seymour drew a striking picture of the real decline which now marks that
communion :A cloud is gathering dark and heavy , and has been gathering dark
and heavy over the whole priesthood of the Church of Rome for the last twenty
... to you through life , and choke he mullered something about the gathering dark
- your dying prayer ! May your death - bed be as ness , and desired the female
attendant to bring desolate and dark as mine . My breath is failing more candles .
Randulph the Prince , flung his arching crest on high , and gave his long white
mane to the gathering breeze , as his brave rider unsheathed his sword and
pointed the ... The cloud is gathering dark and black along the path of the setting
Newly-made vampire Joseph O'Reily has rejected his vampire lover Cassandra and declared their relationship at an end.
Author: Charles O'Keefe
Publisher: Four Phoenixes Publishing
Newly-made vampire Joseph O'Reily has rejected his vampire lover Cassandra and declared their relationship at an end. Although he loves Cassandra - and she loves him - he knows their relationship cannot survive because she places such low worth on human life and morals. Former pirate and vampire sire Anne Bonny is bored from spending almost a century on a tropical island and makes her way to St. John's after receiving the last thoughts of her creation, John Snow. Once in Newfoundland she engages with Joseph and Cassandra, both of them surprised to see a vampire that doesn't wish them harm. Joseph, who is dealing with his failed relationship with Cassandra and his new one with Anne, has forgotten a human figure from his past, Augustus Green, a pimp and murderer. Green plans revenge for the brutal beating Joseph and Cassandra gave him months ago. The Emperor Commodus, leader of the vampire council, has commanded his subjects, Count Dracula, Countess Elizabeth Bathory and others, to swell the ranks of his evil army by creating brainwashed vampires. Hope is not lost though as other vampires secretly prepare for the war to fight for their survival and humanity's. Anne Bonny devises a plan that would mean the death of the Countess and replacing her. Joseph must make the decision to join Anne on his own. As his enemies gather, so do his friends, and Joseph discovers he has allies he never even knew about. The good side of the Council holds its own meeting that Joseph and Cassandra are secretly invited to. With Anne and Cassandra at his side, they wage a desperate battle against the Countess, in the hopes of not just defeating her but striking a pre-emptive blow against the forces of evil. Joseph is ready to take on his greatest challenge yet. If he wins, good will prevail. If he fails, he will enable the destruction of the entire world. With a lot riding on him, Joseph can only hope for help from old friends and old flames alike, if he is to turn the tide of destiny.
I love at such an honr to mark The hope that as thy beauteons bloom Their
beauty greet the night - breeze chill , Expands to glad the close of day , And shine
, ' mid shadows gathering dark , So through the shadows of the tomb The
An arranged marriage. A lost heir to the dwarven throne. An ancient undead seeks to manipulate four unlikely heroes. Princess Sloane is to become a queen. Her marriage will unite the last two human kingdoms of Orundal. As it is not a marriage of choice but of necessity, she struggles with the responsibility laid before her, not knowing that the sacrifice she makes for her homeland will be but the first that she must endure. Her twin sister, Princess Sacha, has been called from her studies at the Monastery to support Sloane in her time of need. Sacha has begun to learn the ways of the arcane and deals with her own troubles concerning the loss of a family that has been taken from her. The sisters will not face their fates alone as Erik and Kinsey, steadfast companions, become their guides. Erik seeks only solace for himself and his adopted son, but soon learns that such a wish is impossible to attain as the events around them unfold. Kinsey, orphaned at birth, wrestles with his newfound rage not realizing that its cause is tied to his unknown heritage. A tale of adventure filled with dwarves and elves, men and mages, were-beasts and the undead who clash together in a conflict so vast it will consume them all. These four troubled souls will become champions in the struggle for survival, as dark forces gather to destroy them.
... But idol altar - fires gleam ruddy from the height ; And as that white - sailed bark
Lessens and lessens ' neath the evening star , So in the gathering dark , Honour
and Chivalry have fled afar , And all that could ennoble grim and ghastly Turn ...